Jacob Homer Crow
|Birthplace:||Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation|
|Death:||Died in Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Crow Family Cemetery, Greene , Pennsylvania, United States|
Son of George Philip Groh and Nancy Groh
|Managed by:||Ben M. Angel|
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About Jacob Homer Crow
Jacob Crow was born 1732 in Germany, and died 1823 in Greene County PA. He married Susannah Sechris on 1760.
Notes for Jacob Crow:
George Frederick Crow b. 26 Jul 1762
Peter Crow, was born in 1763*
Martin Crow b. 13 May 1765 in Greene Co., Penn
John Crow b. 1767
Elizabeth Crow b. 1769
Michael Crow b. 1771 in Richhill, Greene Co., Penn, d, 1852
Susan Crow b. 1773
Christina Crow b. 17 Nov 1783 in Wheeling, Greene Co., Penn
Ester Crow b. 1785 in Wheeling Creek, Greene, Penn, d. 9 Sep 1853 in Olive, Elkhart, Indiana
Lydia Crow b. About 1787
Mary Crow b. 15 Mar 1782 in Wheeling Creek, Greene Co., Penn
- PETER CROW, b. 1763, PA, d. 11/15/1826, VA, married Susan Earlewine. Scout, PA. Listed in D.A.R. Patriot Index.
From Monroe County Pages:
Descendants of Jacob Crow
Jacob CROW was born in 1732 in Germany. He died in 1823 in . He was buried in the Crow Family Cemetery, Greene County PA. Tradition says Jacob Crow arrived in America as an indentured servant. He came from Germany and the name may have been Gro and later Americanized to Crow. J. Homer Crow in “The Fireside Stories of the Jacob Crow Family” records the history of Jacob Crow.
The murders of his children are recorded in several Western Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania history books. John Crow was murdered by Indians in 1789 on Crows Run, Wetzel County WV while on a hunting trip with older brothers, Fred and Martin. On 1 May 1791, four of Jacob's daughters: Lizabeth, Susan, Katherine and Christena were attacked by two
Indians and a white renegade named Spicer. Three of the sisters were tomahawked and scalped. Christena escaped but carried the mark of a tomahawk on her neck for the rest of her life.
Susan SECRIS was born in 1735. Susan's parentage is unknown. In the "Fireside Stories of the Jacob Crow family" Homer Crow related the following stories about Susan. The story he was told is she was an indentured servant by the name of Susan Trusel or Secrist. Another account says Jacob married a Huron Indian. Another says that Susan was the daughter of a Huron Indian woman and of Colonel William Secris.
Her maiden name was given on the baptismal record of Fred: Friedericus, son of Jacob and Susanna (Siegrist) Gro, born 26 Jul 1762 and baptized 29 Aug 1762. Sponsors: Frederick Stritmeyer and wife Magdalena. First Reformed Church, York County PA. Jacob CROW and Susan SECRIS had the following children:
I. George Frederick CROW was born on July 26, 1762 in York County PA. He died in 1824 in Monroe County, OH. Frederick was baptized in York County, Pennsylvania. He was credited with Revolutionary War service for protecting the frontier. He settled on Clear Fork of the Little Muskingum River in 1805. His will was recorded in Monroe County, Ohio, in March 1824.
George Frederick CROW and Rachel ENOCHS had the following children:
A. John CROW. J. Homer Crow said this son lost his life in the War of 1812. There is no other information on him.
B. Jacob CROW was born about 1790 in Greene County PA. He died before May 29, 1846 in Monroe County, Ohio. Widow petitioned his estate for her dower on 29 May 1846. He married Mary Leasure or Lazear about 1822.
C. Martin CROW died in March 1826.
D. Michael CROW.
E. Isaac CROW was born in July 1809.
F. Rhoda CROW was born in May 1812.
G. Mary CROW was born in 1820.
H. Elizabeth CROW. Possibly married Daniel Blake Jr.
Provided by Karen Romick
More About Jacob Crow:
Burial: 1823, Crow Family Cemetery, Greene County PA.
More About Jacob Crow and Susannah Sechris:
JACOB (GRO) CROW'S WILL
The Will of Jacob Crow, as recorded in Greene Co., PA.,
Will Book 1, page 228, file #408
In the name of our Lord amen I Jacob Crow of Richhill Township Greene County and state of
Pennsylvania Being weak in Body But of sound understanding and memery Blessed Be god for it do this fourth day of November in the year of our loard one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty one doth make and publish this my last will and testament and desires that it may be Recieved By all as such in manner following that is to Say first I will and positively order that my wife Susanah Crow to have Thirty Dollars per year out of the Estate during her life time and secondly I will and positively order that my son Fredrick Crow shall have fifty Dollars more of the Estate then any one of the rest of the Legetees and the said Fredrick and all legetees to have an equal part of the Estate of the late deceased Jacob Crow at the decease of his wife Susanah Crow and thirdly I will and positively order that my Wife shall have all the household furniture and one Cow and lastly I make and ordain My Son Michel Grow and Moses Dunsmore Sole Executrix of this my will in trust for the intent and purpose in this my Will contained & in Witness whereof I the Said Jacob Grow have set my hand and Seal the day and year above Written.
signed Jacob Gro
John X Sicels
Penna Greene County as.
Personally appeared before me John Sicels and Mary Crow and on there solemn oaths did
depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Jacob Crow the Testator within named sign, Seal publish and declare the same as and for his last will and Testament and that at that time of doing thereof he was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding according to the best of their Knowledge observation and belief.
John X Sicels
Sworm and subscribed
before me this 18th day of
Wm. T. Hays
JACOB: He was born 1732 in Germany. He died August 18, 1822 Richill Twp., Greene Co., PA. and is buried there. He married in 1760 prob. in Greene Co., PA. to Susannah SECHRIST. She was born 1735 in Greene Co., PA. She is buried in Richill Twp., Greene Co., PA. There is not much known about this family, her Father was William or Christian SECHRIST. Even the spelling of the SECHRIST name is in question. He was a Trader. Her mother was Susanna Unknown, it is belived that she was a Native American of the area.
Source Notes: The Fireside Stories of The Jacob Crow Family"
No Revolutionary service has been postitively identified for him, John Gwathmey's "Virginias
In The Revolutition" lists a Jacob Crow in the Company of Capt. Daniel Smith (1776), as a private. Since the part of Pennsylvania in which Jacob Crow then lived was claimed, at that time, by Virginia it is quite likely that this service applies to this Jacob Crow. The 1798 District Tax List, a tax ordered by the United States Congress, shows Jacob Crow in Richhill Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania. He owned and occupied a dwelling house 30' x 24' on 400 acres of land, adjoining John Craig and others. At that time only 22 familes lived in all Richhill Twp., which, at that time, contained 64,539 acres of land; that was 27.5% of the entire area of the county.
Fredrick, Peter, Martin, John, Elizabeth, Michael, Susan, Catherine,
Christina, Esther, Lydia, and Mary
Crow Family Cemetery
Created by: Eleanor Gibson
Record added: Apr 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14015460
Jacob Homer Crow's Timeline
Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
July 26, 1762
York County, Province of Pennsylvania
May 13, 1763
Of Dunkards Creek,Greene,PA
May 13, 1765
Richhill Township, Bedford County, Province of Pennsylvania
Of Dunkards Creek,Greene,PA
Of Dunkards Creek,Greene,PA
March 15, 1782
Greene County, PA, USA